Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 947–956 | Cite as

Effects of chitosan and collagen containing α-tocopherol on the oxidative stability in bulk oil and oil-in-water emulsion

  • Seo Yeong Gim
  • Jinyeong Jung
  • YongJun Kwon
  • Mi-Ja Kim
  • GeunHyung Kim
  • JaeHwan Lee


To provide efficient antioxidant capacities, proper carriers are needed to protect antioxidants against oxidative stress. Collagen mesh structure or chitosan gel was loaded with α-tocopherol and their effects were evaluated in bulk corn oil or oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion at 60 °C. Added collagen and chitosan enhanced oxidative stability in corn oil and O/W emulsions at 60 °C compared to corn oils without carriers or with addition of α-tocopherol (p < 0.05). Stability of α-tocopherol in corn oil loaded in collagen or chitosan was significantly enhanced compared to that in oils without carriers (p < 0.05). In O/W emulsions, α-tocopherol loaded collagen showed higher antioxidant properties than α-tocopherol loaded chitosan (p < 0.05). Collagen mesh structure and chitosan gel retarded the rates of lipid oxidation efficiently in both food matrices when α-tocopherol was not loaded. Collagen mesh structure and chitosan gel can be useful carriers for α-tocopherol in bulk oil or O/W emulsion.


Collagen Chitosan α-tocopherol Oxidative stability Bulk oil Oil-in-water emulsion 



This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2014R1A2A1A11050047) and (NRF-2017R1A2B4002613) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Science and BiotechnologySungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Food and NutritionKangwon National UniversitySamcheokRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Biomechatronic EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea

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